Internationalism, and the European Order
British soldiers at the Battle Of Ypres (France), 1916
week's class returns to Europe, to look at World War I. We
return to a very different continent than the one that we left
during the Metternich era. The rise of secret diplomacy--a good
example is the Treaty of London, below--had created a
fundamentally unstable order, and, as you hopefully remember from Diplomacy,
each of the major powers considered itself vulnerable.
Reading for today is a time line and a few very short
documents--but you should devote a little more time than usual to
the reading, if that's OK. The quiz will all be on material
related to the documents and the timeline, but if you need
background, it's there in the SB.
World War I
time line (please go through each year, as well as all the maps)